Denny Pantoja, father of child who shot himself while playing with his gun, facing charges

Denny Pantoja is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and endangering a child. Pantoja's son accidentally shot himself in the shoulder while playing around

Police say Denny Pantoja's son shot himself while playing with his gun at the Saint Mary's Park Houses.

Police say Denny Pantoja's son shot himself while playing with his gun at the Saint Mary's Park Houses. (2/23/13)

MOTT HAVEN - Police say the father of a 5-year-old boy who shot himself Friday is facing charges.

Denny Pantoja is charged with criminal possession of a weapon and endangering a child. Pantoja's son accidentally shot himself in the shoulder while playing around with Pantoja's illegal gun. Initially, police believed the boy's 11-year-old brother accidentally shot him.

The 5-year-old boy is listed in stable condition at Lincoln Hospital.

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